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Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa

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William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital. 



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Motherlode Blog: Diwali, Once Hidden, Now Lit Large

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When my family and I immigrated in 1977, to be an Indian-American meant replacing curry with bologna and saris with sweaters, and celebrating Diwali invisibly. My daughter’s life is very different. 




Mass shooting rate tripled: Harvard study

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A new Harvard University study has found the rate of public mass shootings has nearly tripled since 2011 — despite claims that shootings have not increased, Mother Jones reported.  



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Parliament's sergeant-at-arms hailed as hero

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Kevin Vickers is credited with fatally shooting a gunman during an attack at the Canadian Parliament. 



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China’s coal use is actually dropping for the first time this century

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We told you last week that the Chinese people are concerned about pollution — according to Pew, they care about it more than we Americans do. And their leaders have been saying, somewhat vaguely, that the country is going to take action and do something...(more) 



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More research, regulation needed on energy drinks: study

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new review of the existing evidence suggests that energy drinks may represent a looming public health threat in Europe, especially for kids and young adults.  



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Canadian soldier killed as Ottawa thrown into turmoil by shooting

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MPs barricade themselves for safety after gunman, who was shot dead, stormed into parliament and began shootingCanadian police sweep area after shooting live updates Continue reading... 



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Police in Ottawa search Parliament Hill as evacuations under way - video

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Footage from inside Ottawa's parliament building shows armed officers running in the corridors as 'as many as three' people remain at large in the city. A soldier was shot at the city's National War Memorial, and one suspect has been shot and killed inside Parliament Hill...(more) 



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Ottawa police confirm death of soldier shot by gunman - video

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Ottawa's police chief confirms that a soldier who was shot at the National War Memorial has died, though his identity has not yet been revealed. Military personnel are being advised to stay indoors in the city, and residents are being asked to stay away from the...(more) 



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Canada's parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, jolting the Canadian capital.  



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Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.  



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Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

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A simple hack turns an itsy-bitsy Lego brick into a working pinhole camera that turns out photos minifigs can enjoy.> 



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